This year, we celebrate the 51st anniversary of the Day of the Francophonie. Each year on March 20, 88 member states and governments of La Francophonie honor and promote the French language and culture. This year will be no exception, though the activities will take place virtually throughout the month of March. We hope you can join us for the events listed below, and keep an eye on our social media channels for more information!
March 18: Je m’appelle humain Film Screening
The Embassy of Canada is proud to present the documentary film Je m’appelle humain (I Am Called Human). Joséphine Bacon, an indigenous Canadian poet, takes the viewer on a pilgrimage through the streets of Montreal and her ancestral land on the Côte-Nord in Québec. Registration is limited to the first 250 guests. Click here to register.
March 19: Metis Poetry
Denis Chouinard and Violette Paré will read Metis poetry from Manitoba at the virtual Poetry Night organized by Alliance Française of Washington. They will recite a love poem by Louis Riel, and a contemporary poem by Katherina Vermette. Denis Chouinard is the Head of Public Affairs for the Embassy of Canada and his wife Violette is an accomplished graphic novelist. This online event is free, but advance registration is required.